University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:P3482B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
Bismarck Archipelago
Wuvulu
Date Made: Before 1913
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: Before 1913
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Height: 11 Centimeters/Inches
Length: 47 Centimeters/Inches
Width: 30.2 Centimeters/Inches
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1913
Other Number:676 - Other Number

Description

Curved, rectangular wooden dish, pierced on one edge for twisted plant fiber hanging cord. The culture of Wuvulu Island, located in the Bismarck Archipelago, is Micronesian rather than Melanesian. Elegantly simple food bowls like this one are typical of the minimalist Micronesian carving style.


Bibliography:

[Book] Linton, Ralph & Wingert, Paul S. 1946. Arts of the South Seas.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Davidson, Daniel S. The Oceanic Collections of the University Museum. The University Museum Bulletin. 12 (3-4)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Hall, H. U. 1921. "Wood Carvings of the Austral Islands".View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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